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Old 06-08-2016, 05:37 AM
 
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Florida really isn't southern outside of certain sections, but it also really couldn't be confused with the Midwest or Northeast either. It's just... Florida. I don't quite know how to describe the culture there because it is so different from many other places.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:36 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Ouch

West Virginia tends to be a mishmash of different regions of the US. In terms of influence, I'd say it's about 40% southern, 40% midwest, and 20% northeast
My nephew is married to a woman from the far northern panhandle of WV. Based on her accent she could be from New Jersey. Huge difference from Huntington, which is basically eastern Kentucky.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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A mishmash....West Virginia is more like the " Bigoted Hillbilly " center of the Universe.
Absolutely not.

WV is no more bigoted than anywhere else I've been.

Now Louisiana. THAT was a severely bigoted place. In all directions.

In my experiences WV is no more racist/sexist/whatever than Ohio is.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:49 AM
 
Location: 304
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A mishmash....West Virginia is more like the " Bigoted Hillbilly " center of the Universe.
Because I am sure you have spent a lot of time in WV and know a bunch of people from WV

WV is 3/5 southern, with a solid portion "rust belt" and the Eastern Panhandle being Mid-Atlantic. It certainly is not all southern though, and even parts of Southern WV has more in common with Ohio and PA than the south. Charleston being a perfect example with its rich industrial heritage.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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That isn't entirely true. Now Houston, TX maybe, but the rest of Texas would be country and southern.
Wow. Have you ever heard of the following cities?

Dallas
Fort Worth
Austin
San Antonio
El Paso

I think hundreds of thousands of residents of these cities would be surprised to find out that they are "country and southern."
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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On a pure technicality? Delaware.

In reality? I'd say Florida. When almost 2/3 of your state lives in non-Southern (stereotypically speaking from a cultural persepective) metropolitan areas (Miami, Orlando and Tampa), it's an easy pick.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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On a pure technicality? Delaware.

In reality? I'd say Florida. When almost 2/3 of your state lives in non-Southern (stereotypically speaking from a cultural persepective) metropolitan areas (Miami, Orlando and Tampa), it's an easy pick.
I keep forgetting Delaware is even considered part of the south by any source.

I've just always thought of it as northeastern.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I keep forgetting Delaware is even considered part of the south by any source.

I've just always thought of it as northeastern.
Yea, I think it's a Census oversight that needs updating, for sure. Maryland, I can see (though I don't agree), given its history and status south of the Mason Dixon line, but Delaware? Though we were a slave and border state, we've always leaned North, and we're east and north of the actual demarcation. Discounting all cultural issues, we should be Northern on a pure technicality.

Delaware is actually celebrating its independence from Pennsylvania tomorrow with Separation Day, and we have much more in common with that state than any other. I'd say only Sussex County qualifies as Southern, but only 20% of the population actually lives there.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Yea, I think it's a Census oversight that needs updating, for sure. Maryland, I can see (though I don't agree), given its history and status south of the Mason Dixon line, but Delaware? Though we were a slave and border state, we've always leaned North, and we're east and north of the actual demarcation. Discounting all cultural issues, we should be Northern on a pure technicality.

Delaware is actually celebrating its independence from Pennsylvania tomorrow with Separation Day, and we have much more in common with that state than any other. I'd say only Sussex County qualifies as Southern, but only 20% of the population actually lives there.
It's funny you mention Sussex county being somewhat southern since from around there and south is the only part of Maryland I consider southern.

Even West Maryland is more like central PA. It's also part of northern Appalachia, rather than central or southern.

Pennsylvania has this funny culturally magnetic effect on all of its neighbors.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Wow. Have you ever heard of the following cities?

Dallas
Fort Worth
Austin
San Antonio
El Paso

I think hundreds of thousands of residents of these cities would be surprised to find out that they are "country and southern."
I'm so sick of people from Texas trying to act like they aren't southern/don't have southern roots. Dallas and Fort Worth are Southern cities, and once you get outside of the core it can get pretty country. I have a friend from Fort Worth and he calls himself "a southern gentleman". Come to Boston (or any major city in the north) and say Dallas isn't a southern city/doesn't have southern roots and you will be laughed at.
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